Aperture’s social-emotional learning assessments and Dovetail’s training and consulting services together support social-emotional learning in schools
Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 22, 2019) — To help Dovetail Learning’s customers determine students’ SEL needs and target instruction, the company is recommending Aperture Education’s DESSA SEL assessment to its customers. The DESSA will also help Dovetail Learning’s customers measure the effectiveness of their SEL implementation.
“Our goal at Aperture Education is to provide schools with the data they need so that they can go beyond teaching students social-emotional learning skills and actually ensure that they have acquired these critical skills. SEL skills such as the ability to make responsible decisions, how to persist through challenges in pursuit of one’s goals and how to build healthy relationships – these are skills that will help them be successful in school and beyond,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “Dovetail Learning’s comprehensive SEL consulting model complements our work in education so this partnership was a natural fit.”
Aperture Education’s Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) helps schools measure the social-emotional competence of students to identify their SEL strengths as well as areas where they may need additional support. Dovetail Learning supports hundreds of school and SEL teams who are trying to support students within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Aperture Education to offer the DESSA to our partner schools so that we can both better serve the students and educators who do the work everyday,” said Bryan Clement, Director of Programs and Partnerships at Dovetail Learning. “The DESSA is a fantastic tool to help educators screen and identify students for needed targeted interventions in a simple, effective, and teacher friendly way.”
Dovetail Learning joins a growing list of organizations that Aperture Education has partnered with to help schools, parents and out-of-school time organizations support the social-emotional needs of students. Other partners include Committee for Children, Kickboard, Esteem Therapeutics and Taproot Learning.
About Aperture Education
Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. For more information, go to www.ApertureEd.com.
About Dovetail Learning
Dovetail Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in K-6 education. A leader in whole child development, we start with adults (teachers and parents), inviting them to improve their own resilience in order to model wellness for children. Then, adults become the guide and encourager for children to discover their own resilient nature.